Making a Deep, Dark Bass Synth with NI Massive
A very simple sound that is quick to make and really nice to listen to. It’s perfect for use in a very wide range of music genres, and you are only one minute from making it yourself.
Whether you produce deep house, minimal, dubstep, grime, post modern or any other kind of music that embraces great sound design as part of it’s core elements, this NI Massive video tutorial will add one more killer bass to your sound arsenal. It starts off with a Square-Saw wavetable loaded in OSC1 and a Screamer wavetable loaded in OSC2. Both oscillators are dropped an octave before we move onto the filter panel.
A Lowpass4 filter is loaded into the Filter 1 panel and its cutoff parameter is modulated by an LFO. The LFO is a simple enough setup, with a Sawtooth wave and a ratio of 1/1 for the rate. This is assigned to the cutoff knob of our lowpass filter, and it produces a slow and steady morphing effect on the bass as it modulates the delivery of the sound.
The addition of a Classic Tube Amp on the FX1 tab gives it some extra grit and a bit more punch. Reverb is also added to let the sound ring out and give it some more space to move around in. The EQ is turned on and the low and high ends are both given a small boost to finish shaping the sound. That’s it!
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